Rana Sana’s remand extended till Aug 24


LAHORE: An anti-narcotics court on Friday extended the remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Punjab’s former law minister Rana Sanaullah till August 24 in an alleged drugs case.

During the hearing, the PML-N leader was handed copies of the challan against him.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had submitted the challan against the PML-N leader in a case pertaining to alleged recovery of heroin from his car.

Rana Sanaullah and six other suspects have been named in the 200-page long challan.

The court said that if a document was missing from the challan, then they be informed regarding that on the next hearing.

Sanaullah’s lawyer Mohsin Bhatti told the court that ANF officials had not returned Rs0.6 million found from Sanaullah’s car.

During the hearing, one of the co-accused in the case requested the court to allow him to hire a lawyer, which was accepted by the court.

The court ordered the concerned authorities to present CCTV footage on the next hearing and asked the co-accused to hire lawyers to fight the case.

Earlier, the sessions court had turned down a plea of Rana Sanaullah seeking permission for provision of homemade food in the jail.

On July 1, Sanaullah was arrested by ANF officials near the Sukheke area in Punjab.

Sanaullah, a member of the National Assembly (MNA) and president of the PML-N’s Punjab wing, was said to have been arrested in a drug-related case.

ANF officials said he was arrested while travelling with his guards to a meeting from Faisalabad to Lahore.